National Forklift Safety Day is June 14 2022

Joyce Schwob - May 26, 2022

National Forklift Safety Day is sponsored by the Industrial Truck Association.  On this day manufacturers call attention to the dangers of forklift operation and seek to educate customers, the public, and government officials about safe forklift operation. There are over 540,000 industrial truck operators employed in the United States. Keeping them operating safely benefits every…

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A Re-Opening Message from Your Forklift Safety Trainer

Joyce Schwob - June 8, 2020

Everyone has been thinking a lot about safety with the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve all taken measures to reduce the chances of getting sick and of carrying the disease to someone we love; social distancing, hand washing, wearing masks, avoiding crowds, etc.  As your Forklift Safety Trainer, I would like to remind you of the importance…

10 Ideas for National Forklift Safety Day

Joyce Schwob - May 26, 2018

National Forklift Safety Day is on June 12th this year.  This day is a great opportunity to bring forklift safety to everyone’s “top of mind”.  Now is the time to prepare a worthwhile day for your team. If you search National Forklift Safety Day online, you’ll find hundreds of safety tips.  The hard part is…

Safe-tember Forklift Safety for All

Joyce Schwob - September 19, 2016

Safety Comes First For the month of September (affectionately dubbed Safe-tember) we’re focusing on safety in the warehouse and anywhere our industrial equipment serves you. Equipment Engineered for Safety Designed to not only meet but exceed OSHA and ANSI safety requirements, all Toyota forklifts are equipped with standard safety features such as overhead guards, operator…

National Forklift Safety Day – June 14 2016

Joyce Schwob - June 6, 2016

National Forklift Safety Day is sponsored by the Industrial Truck Association.  On this day manufacturers call attention to the dangers of forklift operation and seek to educate customers, the public and government officials about safe forklift operation. Over 190,000 new forklifts were sold in the United States last year. The material handling industry is estimated…

5 Ways to Prevent Damage to Your Forklift Forks

Joyce Schwob - May 16, 2016

The forks on your forklift are a hard-working and vital part of the vehicle. They will perform reliably for years if they are properly used and protected.  But if abused or neglected, even these rugged workhorses have a breaking point. . . and that can make for a very bad day at work.   Follow these 5…

7 Key Forklift Fork Inspection Points

Joyce Schwob - May 9, 2016

The forks on your forklift may look sturdy and indestructible, but there’s more to a safe fork that just rugged good looks. Forklift operators are responsible for checking the forks before their shifts for obvious issues. And according to the ANSI/ITSDF B-56.1 standards they should have a thorough inspection at least once a year, more…

Can We all Just Get Along? Forklifts vs.Pedestrians

Joyce Schwob - October 2, 2013

Thankfully competitions between forklifts and pedestrians don’t happen every day. But when they do the powerful forklift usually wins, causing serious injury to the pedestrian, even death.  Here are 13 ways things employers, pedestrians and forklift drivers can all do to avoid these unpleasant confrontations. Employers:  Separate the pedestrian and forklift traffic by creating designated walkways or travel ways. Restrict…